Posts Tagged ‘orzo’

Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Chicken W/Orzo

September 25, 2010 2 comments

Just saw this on one of my favorite food blogs beginning of the week and knew I had to make it this weekend!  I love crockpot recipes.  I of course tweaked this one a bit and I will be making it again.

The recipe calls for 4-6 chicken breasts, well I only had 3 and I thought it would be enough.  I really didn’t want to make Mike run to the store for more.  It was good with the 3 but I am going to use more for sure next time and it will be REALLY good.  The picture above is with extra “sauce” on it, the kids and I didn’t add the extra sauce to ours and it was still really flavorful.  I couldn’t believe how good the chicken itself was.

Also, you could use white rice instead of orzo pasta but I didn’t think I had enough rice on hand so I opted for the orzo.  I have put the recipe below for the orzo as I didn’t just use water.
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Spinach Orzo

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Orzo is a new pasta to me.  I made a dish last year using it but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was!  Well I was watching Food Network on Monday and saw Sandra Lee making an Orzo side dish and thought it sounded like something to try.

Tonight we had some really nice butterfly pork chops that we were going to cook on our electric skillet (which I can’t live without) and I decided that the orzo sounded like a good side dish.  I tweaked a few different spinach orzo recipes and came up with one that the kids really seemed to enjoy tonight.
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